(North Bergen, NJ—June 23, 2016) High Tech Science League competitors Shrevas Agarwal and Mingyu Zhao have scored in the top 10% of all New Jersey students for AP Physics I, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
Agarwal, a Secaucus resident, took 1st place in AP Physics I, scoring 296 out of 300 points. Amazingly, he only answered one question incorrectly, ranking him first among all 186 competitors in New Jersey.
“No one [at High Tech] remembers if any of our students ever took first place in any New Jersey Science League competition,” says Dr. David Cincotta, esteemed chemistry instructor at High Tech.
Zhao, a Harrison resident, took 17th place, putting him in the top 10% of all competitors in New Jersey as well.
Dr. Giammarella presented Agarwal with a plaque for his outstanding score. Zhao, visiting Europe at the time, will receive a plaque in due time. Also, High Tech instructor Tatyana Zhukova, who coached the AP Physics I team, received a plaque on behalf of her team’s 5th place ranking in the state of New Jersey.
The High Tech Science League teams entered four competitions this past April. Top scorers in each science field include the following students: for AP Biology II, Eleanore Woodruff of Weehawken and Mihir Vora of North Bergen (both tied); for AP Chemistry II, Sophia Velasquez of Bayonne; for AP Environmental Science, Bayonne residents Althea Ato and Raymond Deif (both tied); for AP Physics C, Sabina Ohkawa of Kearny; for AP Physics II, Kisha Beltran of Union City; for Chemistry I, Jeel Shah of North Bergen; for Earth & Space Science, Sean Manuel of Bayonne; and for Physics, Elisavet Gallou of Secaucus.
|from left, Dr. Cincotta, Shrevas Agarwal, Ms. Zhukova, and Dr. Giammarella|